WWA World Tag Team Championship

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WWA World Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion World Wrestling Association
Date established 1964
Date retired 1991
This article is about Indianapolis-version of WWA World Tag Team Championship. For other versions, see WWA Tag Team Championship.

The WWA World Tag Team Championship was the primary tag team title in the Indianapolis-based World Wrestling Association from the promotion's formation in 1964 until the late 1980s when the promotion closed.[1]

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser 1 April 25, 1964 First champions.
Nicoli Volkoff & Angelo Poffo 1 July 31, 1964 Won the title via countout.
Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser 2 September 4, 1964 Indianapolis, Indiana
The Von Brauners
(Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner)
1 October 1964 Memphis, Tennessee
Nicoli Volkoff (2) & Boris Volkoff 1 May 17, 1965 Memphis, Tennessee
The Assassins
(Guy Mitchell & Joe Tomasso)
1 July 17, 1965 Indianapolis, Indiana [2]
Wilbur Snyder (3) & Moose Cholak 1 December 25, 1965 Indianapolis, Indiana
Assassins
(Guy Mitchell & Joe Tomasso)
2 March 3, 1966 Fort Wayne, Indiana Lose to Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder on March 26, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois but continue to be recognized in other WWA towns (WWA started working with AWA and AWA titles are recognized in Chicago thereafter).
Wilbur Snyder (4) & Dick the Bruiser 3 June 11, 1966 Indianapolis, Indiana
Assassins
(Guy Mitchell & Joe Tomasso)
3 June 25, 1966 Indianapolis, Indiana
Wilbur Snyder (5) & Luis Martínez 1 July 23, 1966 Indianapolis, Indiana
Devil's Duo
(Angelo Poffo (2) & Chris Markoff)
1 September 1966 Lafayette, Indiana Sometime after September 3, 1966.
Dick the Bruiser (4) & The Crusher 1 January 21, 1967 Indianapolis, Indiana
Devil's Duo
(Angelo Poffo (3) & Chris Markoff)
2 February 18, 1967 Indianapolis, Indiana
Dick the Bruiser (5) & The Crusher (2) 2 July 15, 1967 Indianapolis, Indiana
Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. Moto 1 October 13, 1967 Indianapolis, Indiana
Held up June 15, 1968 Indianapolis, Indiana After a match against Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher.
Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. Moto 2 July 26, 196 Indianapolis, Indiana Wins a Rematch.
Wilbur Snyder (6) & Pat O'Connor 1 September 15, 1968 Indianapolis, Indiana
Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. Moto 3 October 26, 1968 Elkhart, Indiana
Dick the Bruiser (6) & The Crusher (3) 3 December 28, 1968 Chicago, Illinois
Chain Gang
(Jack Dillinger & Frank Dillinger)
1 June 20, 1969 Indianapolis, Indiana
Vacant September 13, 1969 Chicago, Illinois After Frank Dillinger is shot.
Chain Gang
(Jack Dillinger (2) & Jim Dillinger)
2 November 27, 1969 Indianapolis, Indiana Defeated Dick the Bruiser & Moose Cholak for the titles.
Dick the Bruiser (7) & Bill Miller 1 June 26, 1970 Indianapolis, Indiana
Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello & Don Kent)
1 July 17, 1970 Indianapolis, Indiana [2]
Wilbur Snyder (7) & Moose Cholak (2) 2 December 26, 1970 Indianapolis, Indiana
Held up February 23, 1971 Indianapolis, Indiana After a match against Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Don Kent.
Wilbur Snyder (8) & Moose Cholak (3) 3 March 27, 1970 Indianapolis, Indiana Win the rematch.
Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello & Don Kent)
2 June 18, 1971 Indianapolis, Indiana
Wilbur Snyder (9) & Paul Christy 1 August 21, 1971 Indianapolis, Indiana
The Blackjacks
(Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan)
1 November 6, 1971 Detroit, Michigan Repeated in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 18, 1971.
Dick the Bruiser (8) & The Crusher (4) 4 December 9, 1972 Chicago, Illinois Repeated in Chicago, Illinois on December 9, 1972.
Baron Von Raschke & Ernie Ladd 1 February 24, 1973 Detroit, Michigan Repeated in Indianapolis, Indianapolis on March 7, 1973.
Dick the Bruiser (9) & Bruno Sammartino 1 July 21, 1973 Detroit, Michigan
Held up Indianapolis, Indiana After a match between champions Raschke & Ladd and Bruiser & Sammartino. On September 22, 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana Dick The Bruiser defeats Raschke & Ladd on September for himself and Sammartino.
Jimmy & Johnny Valiant 1 January 5, 1974 Indianapolis, Indiana
Held up January 25, 1974 After a match against Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino.
Jimmy & Johnny Valiant 2 February 7, 1974 Indianapolis, Indiana Defeat Bruiser & Sammartino in rematch.[3]
Wilbur Snyder (10) & Pepper Gomez 1 May 4, 1974 Indianapolis, Indiana
Legionnaires
(Sgt. Jacques Goulet & Pvt. Don Fargo)
1 September 21, 1974 Indianapolis, Indiana
The New Legionnaires
(Sgt. Jacques Goulet (2) & Soldier Zarinoff Lebeouf)
1 April 1975
Dick the Bruiser (10) & The Crusher (5) 5 September 20, 1975 Indianapolis, Indiana
Ox Baker & Chuck O'Connor 1 March 13, 1976 Indianapolis, Indiana
Dick the Bruiser (11) & The Crusher (6) 6 May 1, 1976 Indianapolis, Indiana
Bounty Hunters
(David Novak & Jerry Novak)
1 August 14, 1976 Indianapolis, Indiana
Moose Cholak (3) & Paul Christy (2) 1 February 12, 1977 Indianapolis, Indiana [4]
Jimmy & Johnny Valiant 3 June 18, 1977 Indianapolis, Indiana
Wilbur Snyder (11) & Dominic Denucci 1 March 4, 1978 Indianapolis, Indiana [5]
Jimmy & Johnny Valiant 4 July 22, 1978 Indianapolis, Indiana
Wilbur Snyder (12) & Pepper Gomez (2) 2 December 2, 1978 Indianapolis, Indiana
Roger Kirby & Igor Volkoff 1 April 1, 1979 Indianapolis, Indiana
Vacant May 1979 When Volkoff leaves the area.
Roger Kirby (2) & Paul Christy (3) 1 June 9, 1979 Indianapolis, Indiana
Dick the Bruiser (12) & Spike Huber 1 October 7, 1979 Indianapolis, Indiana
Roger Kirby (3) & Jerry Valiant (Guy Mitchell) (4) 1 April 27, 1980 Indianapolis, Indiana
Wilbur Snyder (13) & Spike Huber (2) 1 August 16, 1980 Indianapolis, Indiana
Kelly Twins
(Pat & Mike Kelly)
1 June 13, 1980 Indianapolis, Indiana
Wilbur Snyder (14) & Spike Huber (3) 2 February 2, 1982 Peoria, Illinois
Held up May 1, 1982 Springfield, Illinois After a match against Sheik Ali Hassan & Abdullah the Great.
Sheik Ali Hassan & Abdullah the Great 1 June 5, 1982 Indianapolis, Indiana Win the rematch.
Spike Huber (4) & Steve Regal 1 July 1982 Peoria, Illinois
New York Dolls
(Rick McGraw & Dream Machine)
1 September 25, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Spike Huber (5) & Steve Regal (2) 2 December 1982 Awarded when the working agreement between WWA and CWA ends.
Jerry Valiant (5) & Abdullah the Great (2) 1 June 1983
Dick the Bruiser (13) & Jeff Van Kamp 1 January 7, 1984 Indianapolis, Indiana
Wild Warriors
(Mad Maxx & Super Maxx)
1 September 1984
Dick the Bruiser (14) & Bobby Colt 1 March 1985
Wild Hoggs
(J.R. Hogg & King Harley Hogg)
1 March 1985
Chris Carter & Stormy Granzig 1 July 1985
Don Kent (3) & Jerry Graham, Jr. 1 July 1985
Chris Carter (2) & Bobo Brazil 1
Don Kent (4) & Jerry Graham, Jr. (2) 2
Chris Carter (3) & Calypso Jim 1 1986
Polynesian Wildman & Prince Mama Mohammad 1 1986
Vacant When Mohammad was injured by Dick the Bruiser.
Chris Carter (4) & Denny Kass 1 1986 Defeated Polynesian Wildman & Golden Lion for the title.
Title history is unrecorded.
Chris Carter (5) & Mohammad Saad 1
Scott Rechsteiner & Jerry Graham, Jr. (3) 1 October 4, 1987
Don Kent (5) & Chris Carter (6) 1 December 6, 1987 Toledo, Ohio
Vacant December 1987 When Kent and Carter split.
Chris Carter (7) & Calypso Jim (2) 2 February 14, 1988 Toledo, Ohio Defeated Don Kent & Jerry Graham, Jr. for the title.
Motor City Hitmen
(Al Snow & Mikey Doyle)
1 April 16, 1988 Toledo, Ohio
Dick The Bruiser (15) & Calypso Jim (3) 1 1989
The Golden Lion & The Russian Brute 1 May 21, 1989 Fort Wayne, Indiana Defeated Dick The Bruiser and Calypso Jim.
Promotion closes after Dick The Bruiser died November 10, 1991.
All talent went to other wrestling organizations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "W.W.A. World Tag Team Title (Indianapolis)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  2. ^ a b Hoops, Brian (July 17, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history, Kangaroos, Gagne vs. Kiniski in Hawaii, Gordy wins Triple Crown, Hogan wins WCW title from Flair at Bash at the Beach, famous Punk vs. Cena Chicago bout". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 7, 2017). "On this day in pro wrestling history (Feb 7): Bobby Roode & Austin Aries wins tag gold". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 12, 2017). "On this day in pro wrestling history (Feb 12): Christian Cage wins gold in TNA". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (March 4, 2017). "Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/04): ROH 10th Anniversary Show". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved March 5, 2017.